You are the best instructor! I mean it!
Alright, another question
. Though I am 50, as a young student in bass fishing (my 3rd year)
, what if I put the weighted hook above and leave a buoyant lure (z-man ElaZtech) at the bottom, using the same leader? Have you tried this? It's an opposite (weighted hook at the bottom) of your suggested rig.
I am asking is because I heard that dropshot is generally used when fish already identified by fish finder. The issue is I normally fish ALONG (slow electronic trolling) the shoreline of a lake where no boat launch (I have to lift the boat with my friend), lot of grass at the bottom and shoreline, and only max 9.9 HP small boat is allowed in that lake. To reduce the total weight on the 12ft Porta bote (folding boat), I have to bring as little as possible and often not to bring fish finder on board. I am used to cast the bait toward the edge of the shoreline, let it sink, retrieve the bait back and see if fish will bite. The boat is light weight that it's hard for us to stay in one place, even 15 km/hr wind can blow us away.
Anyway, it will be interesting to try both ways (weighted lure UP and DOWN).